Posts tagged with "Weapons"

Lab detects need for new radiation technologies

Sep. 8, 2011 -  
Editor's note: As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Newsline is running a series of articles on the Lab's response to events following the attacks. Today's story looks at the Lab's contributions to radiation detection. September 11, 2001 served as a turning point for the United States. The...

Lab's work provides BASIS for biodetection

Sep. 7, 2011 -  
Editor's note: This is the second in a series of stories looking back at the Lab's response to events following Sept. 11. Today's piece focuses on the Lab's role in establishing BASIS - the Biological Aerosol Sentry and Information System - and BioWatch. By Stephen Wampler Telephone calls awakened...

Lab continues to answer the call for security

Sep. 6, 2011 -  
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles looking back at the Lab's response immediately following the Sept. 11 attacks and the Lab's response since that day 10 years ago. Today's article is adapted from a column by Wayne Shotts, the former head of the Nonproliferation, Arms Control...

Noble wins NNSA defense program award

Aug. 12, 2011 -  
The Lab's Chad Noble, a weapons designer/engineer in the Weapons and Complex Integration directorate, has been named a winner of a Defense Programs Employee of the Quarter award by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Recipients of the awards are recognized for going beyond the call...

Lindl, Rosen, Santer and Spencer named Distinguished Members Technical Staff

Jul. 19, 2011 -  
Four Laboratory employees have been named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff (DMTS) for their extraordinary scientific and technical contributions to the Laboratory and its missions as acknowledged by their professional peers and the larger community. John Lindl of the NIF and Photon Science...

Preventing close encounters of the orbiting kind

Apr. 26, 2011 -  
Each day, hundreds of active satellites as well as tens of thousands of pieces of "space junk" -- defunct satellites, bits of booster rockets and lost astronaut tools -- orbit Earth. This space junk became front page news two years ago, when a defunct Russian satellite and a privately owned...

LLNL researchers find way to mitigate traumatic brain injury in study for Joint IED Defeat Organization

Apr. 18, 2011 -  
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have found that soldiers using military helmets one size larger and with thicker pads could reduce the severity of traumatic brain injury (TBI) from blunt and ballistic impacts. Their results came after a one-year study funded by the U.S...

Livermore researchers develop battery-less chemical detector

Apr. 6, 2011 -  
Unlike many conventional chemical detectors that require an external power source, Lawrence Livermore researchers have developed a nanosensor that relies on semiconductor nanowires, rather than traditional batteries. The device overcomes the power requirement of traditional sensors and is simple,...

LLNL microbial biologist inducted into Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame

Mar. 17, 2011 -  
One of the developers of a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory device that could assist in detecting bioterrorism attacks, diagnosing diseases and checking product safety will be honored Saturday. For her achievements, LLNL molecular biologist Crystal Jaing will be inducted into the Alameda...

Fingerprinting materials to help secure the nation

Nov. 8, 2010 -  
Laboratory researchers may have found a way to improve Raman spectroscopy as a tool for identifying substances in extremely low concentrations. Potential applications for Raman spectroscopy include medical diagnosis, drug/chemical development, forensics and highly portable detection systems for...